(Clearwisdom.net) April 25th, 2007 was a special day for the Australian people, because it was the 92nd "Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day." It is observed annually in memory of Australian and New Zealand soldiers who were injured and killed during the two world wars. This day was also the eighth anniversary for the ten thousand Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China who gathered at the Appeals Bureau near Zhongnanhai, headquarters of the central government. Practitioners in Melbourne held a series of activities to demonstrate the goodness and peacefulness of Falun Gong to tourists and citizens who took part in the commemorative activities on ANZAC Day. People were shocked at the brutal persecution that Falun Gong practitioners have been suffering in China. Falun Gong practitioners' great deeds of countering the persecution over the past eight years of hardships and tribulations, have touched the world's people.

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Falun Gong practitioners' "Great Wall of Courage" activity attracted many people who came to learn the truth

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Falun Gong practitioners' "Great Wall of Courage" activity attracts many people who came to learn the truth

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A candlelight vigil was held in front of the Chinese Consulate to commemorate Falun Gong practitioners who have died as a result of the CCP's persecution

In the morning, Melbourne Falun Gong practitioners came to the famous tourist spot Fitzroy Garden to do the exercises. Many tourists from China were there, and they took pictures of the practitioners.

From 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the practitioners held a "Great Wall of Courage" activity on the Prince Bridge where there was often a stream of tourists downtown. Practitioners held truth clarification banners beside the bridge. People passing by mostly were army men and veterans. Many people said that it was very significant that the Falun Gong practitioners held an activity on such a special day. Many people took the initiative to sign the petition to oppose the persecution, and said that they would tell more people about things happening in China.

An elderly man read the information on the banners and wanted to donate money to help counter the persecution. Practitioners expressed sincere gratitude for his righteous support but politely declined his donation. Another older military officer said that he was a regular reader of the Epoch Times newspaper. He said the paper was very good, and we should provide opportunities for more people to read the newspaper, because one was unable to read news about China in many other newspapers. He also said that the Epoch Times also helped him gain a deeper understanding of the CCP. He believed that people should not make a distinction between races and nations; so long as they are good people, we should support them. Therefore everybody should help each other to stop the bad people from doing evil.

In the evening, practitioners held a candlelight vigil in front of the Chinese Consulate, in memory of fellow practitioners in mainland China who have died as a result of the CCP's persecution.